Platformer of the Year: The Winner

This is GameSpot's pick for Best Platformer of 2012.

Discussion

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Courtawulf
Courtawulf

Wow. Why so much hate for spelunky? Did any of you even play it? The game is absolutely amazing. I can't see how any of these other games can even come close to comparing. This game has infinite replay value, perfect controls, extreme difficulty, and is just all around very very fun.

InquisitorCrox
InquisitorCrox

Typically G$, favoring M$'s XBLA crap...

But there were so many more games they could have favored instead (Mark of the ninja to mention one)

Klagmar1
Klagmar1

Uh, pretty sure Trine 2 was a 2011 game anyway...

64-bit
64-bit

What a bad joke GS. This crap over Mario bros. Why the F*ck you hate Nintendo so muck? What they refuse to pay? Or adds or sponser? 

tazdevil33
tazdevil33

Spelunky? you have to be kidding me . Trine 2 is amazing and was a worthy successor to Trine. Far more deserving than Spelunky which is just a remake.

Shouoken4Peace
Shouoken4Peace

Wow, good stuff here. I still have to finish Trine 2. Splunky seemed to pass by without me even noticing. Still, grats all around for the top 5.

luncHb0X84
luncHb0X84

Trine 2 is the real winner here

 

se007
se007

This game is just overrated, unbalanced crap with poor controls, and bad level design! Fez is just a clear winner here, but it's not even nominated! GS U SUCK BIG!

justinka777
justinka777

did anyone actualy play Spelunky? it won but i realy dont feel it deserves it if this is the first time im hearing about it, what platform was it even on?

 

gamergath
gamergath

Am digging the the UI of this page. Hope GS will be like this come 2013. And am getting me that game Spelunky.

Albaficas
Albaficas

happy to see mario failing

nice gamespot

FPS1337
FPS1337

Pretty bull, Trine 2 or NSBU should be a lot better. NSBU is the best Mario 2D platformer since Super Mario World, and Trine 2 is just gorgeus, love the directors cut on Wii-U. 

Bhargav_pvs
Bhargav_pvs

Well... I would say Trine 2 is better, but i may be wrong as i didn't play "spelunky".

anbreborges73
anbreborges73

wtf, trine 2 is better game, even super mario is better

Warsilver
Warsilver

I'm very surprised that Mario didn't win.... not that it's a bad thing.

reindertot
reindertot

Don't know Spelunky, so i can't complain about it.

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

Remember 3D platformers? It's too bad game companies can't unlock the secrets of our ancestors and create more of these masterpieces. If Mario 64 was released this year, it would win this award by a mile.

Daavpuke
Daavpuke

I just got into Spelunky. It is amazingly addictive. Like everything I wanted in Boulder Dash and then a million layers attached to it. So devious too. This is a heartwarming victory.

Pinbotic
Pinbotic

WTF?  Where was LBP Vita?

 

Elnath10
Elnath10

I personally like Trine 2 more than the others, but i'm ok with this

blackace
blackace

Spelunky is a good game. I just started playing it myself not to long ago. Definitely worth the money. Where was FEZ and DeadLight?

John_Read
John_Read

WTH ? played almost 2 to 3 yrs back 

d12dotcom
d12dotcom

Really glad to see Spelunky getting some recognition! Such a great game, it deserved to win

The3rdGracchus
The3rdGracchus

This is a tough friggin' category, man. Spelunky brings the fundamentals hard and backs it up with depth and style. Trine 2 was charming and beautifully rendered, Soundshapes might be the most interesting game of this bunch,  and even New Super Mario Bros U is supposed to be the best of those games  (even if there are a ton of them now).

Supabul
Supabul

Should of been Ratchet & Clank Full Frontal Assault

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

GOOD CHOICE! played this game to DEATH! spelunky is super hard and some will hate it from the start but it does grow on you - KUDOS gamespot - KUDOS

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

see nintendo? if you put a level editor in mario bros you woulda won

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

What happened to Gravity Rush? That was a great game, and I guess it would fit in this category.

GAME-QUEST-EX
GAME-QUEST-EX

Haven't yet played "Spelunky" but it does looks like fun.

ADO300
ADO300

any of these game's that would win would be a great choice because ALL of these games were fun as fuck xD

snaketus
snaketus

What? Super Mario didn't win this? And yet it's burying Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in people's votes. Why why why?

Taffy872
Taffy872

 @Pinbotic YOu must be joking, everything on the Vita is failing and LBP was nothing special. Did you see the COD BLOPS2 game for it? It got a 2.5. If any review site anywhere from games to movies gives something a 2.5 that means bad. Besides AC Liberation got 4.5. Even though I am wondering off my main topic, what I am meaning to say is that NO Vita games should have won anything this year. Thank You and have a nice day.

blackace
blackace

 @Supabul Definitely NO. FFA is actually worse then the last R&C game that was released on the PS3. Not sure what the hell Isomniac Games is doing.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @blackace  @Supabul Who knows. They actually got it right with Crack In Time, and now they start f**king things up again.

 

Go figure.